We know that there are many Directioners out there who didn't want to fully believe the news that Liam Payne and Sophia Smith had broken up until they heard it straight from the couple themselves. We're still a little bit in denial ourselves, TBH. But now, the One Direction singer has officially confirmed the split, and opened up about how he's feeling post-breakup.
Liam told The Sun, "I'm absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia. Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so hard. We spent so much time apart. But in order to do right by somebody sometimes it's better not to do what your heart wants, but to do what's better for them."
While we're gutted that one of our favorite celeb couples have called it quits, we understand that distance can really put a strain on relationships.
Liam added that he'll be doing a little bit of soul-searching during 1D's upcoming hiatus.
"Right now, I'm looking forward to some alone time to figure out who I am and what I want to be," he said.
We can totally respect that.
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